Hi Jim

Thanks for your interest. I will try to elaborate further on the specific problem I have encountered.

My problem is in geting more than one asterisk per input number to show in the applet window, using the command

g.drawString ("*");

The applet runs in Kawa 5 and ie6 but only prints one asterisk per integer i.e. if I enter 6 the applet shows

*
instead of

******

When I write the program as an application the program works using the

System.out.print('*');
System.out.println();

The program although inelegant should work, I think the problem is with using g.drawString to output the asterisks ( or maybe not ).

thanks Mark